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Imagine World Without Nuclear Weapons <p style='font size:14px'>By Desmond Tutu</p>

Imagine World Without Nuclear Weapons

By Desmond Tutu

In February 1990, the same month that Nelson Mandela, also known as Madiba, walked free after 27 years behind bars, South Africa’s then-President, Frederik Willem de Klerk, issued written instructions to dismantle the nation’s atomic...

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Recently Released Letters Between Reagan and Gorbachev Shed Light on the End of the Cold War

Recently Released Letters Between Reagan and Gorbachev Shed Light on the End of the Cold War

Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, went to sleep on the night of March 10, 1985 unaware that relations between the United States and the Soviet Union were about to take a dramatic turn for the better. In Moscow, Konstantin...

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Three Reagan myths

Three Reagan myths

Thursday was Ronald Reagan’s 103rd birthday. When it comes to the Gipper, there are still a few common misconceptions out there, according to James Graham Wilson, a State Department historian and author of a new book on Reagan and the end...

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Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

In Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Paul Lettow explores the depth and sophistication of President Ronald Reagan’s commitment to ridding humankind permanently of the threat of nuclear war. Lettow’s narrative spans...

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Take Action U.S. Senate Ratification of the Comprehensive Test BanTreaty (CTBT)   CTBT Background The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is a worldwide ban on all nuclear test explosions, including underground testing. To monitor...

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A new report shows nuclear weapons almost detonated in North Carolina in 1961

A new report shows nuclear weapons almost detonated in North Carolina in 1961

On January 24, 1961, a B-52 carrying two nuclear bombs broke apart in mid-air, dropping the bombs over Goldsboro, North Carolina in the process....

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ISIS seizes uranium from lab; experts downplay ‘dirty bomb’ threat

ISIS seizes uranium from lab; experts downplay ‘dirty bomb’ threat

Iraqi jihadists have grabbed 88 pounds of uranium compounds from a Mosul University science lab, but U.S. and international weapons experts are...

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It’s Time to Ratify the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty <p style='font size:14px'>By John Engle</p>

It’s Time to Ratify the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty

By John Engle

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) outlaws the testing of nuclear weapons. So far, 183 countries signed the treaty, but it cannot...

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A REAGAN VISION OP-ED

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

The dawn of the nineteenth century saw widespread, legally sanctioned markets where black Africans were bought and sold by white Europeans.  By century’s end, that practice was gone.  The United States was among the last to abolish it.  Resistance to abolition here was massive.  These are shameful facts.

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10 Reasons Why a Nuclear Weapons-Free World is Now Possible

Reason 1: Introduction

This ten part series, Our Nuclear-Free Opportunity, will explore the top 10 reasons why a world free of nuclear weapons is not only achievable – it may now only be a decade or so away. Thanks in no small ...

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Reason 2: Interdependence of Global Economies and Financial Systems

Several years ago I was in Shanghai during China’s National Day. Most of the central city was closed to traffic because of expectations for huge crowds gathering in the Bund - the old colonial district - along the arcing ...

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Reason 3: Free Global Communications and Social Networking

Free instant global communication is more than just a convenience or a cost savings. It is a sledgehammer to our cultural and national boundaries. Our lives are already laced with virtual artifacts from this splintering blow.

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Reason 4: Man's moral evolution-two steps forward, one step back

In the introduction to her most recent book, Moral Clarity, Susan Neiman paraphrases Immanuel Kant – “Truth tells us how the world is; Morality tells us how the world ought to be.” It is the ability of men to ...

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Reason 5: Poor ROI from Nuclear Weapons Spending

The world is not, never has been, and never will be - in a static state. The North Korea Memorial Day nuclear explosion is further evidence. Since the global political landscape continuously shifts, nuclear policies must also adapt to ...

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Reason 6: The Fallacy of Deterrence in a Proliferated World

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer understands the limitations of a nuclear deterrence policy in a highly proliferated world. In a 2002 Weekly Standard article entitled The Obsolescence of Deterrence, he wrote

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Reason 7: Building off of Past Arms Control Successes

There is no shortage of skeptics who question if nuclear weapons can ever be fully eliminated. Since nuclear weapon technology has already been invented, they will say, ‘the nuclear genie cannot be put back in its bottle.’ Because ...

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Reason 8: Thank You Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev

President Barack Obama’s April speech in Prague where he proposed eliminating nuclear weapons would not have been possible was it not for the leadership shown by President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev two decades ago.

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Reason 9: Simultaneous Alignment of All the Stakeholders

It is said that timing is everything. Throughout the tense days of the Reykjavik Summit in October of 1986 if President Reagan’s and Secretary General Gorbachev’s staffs had been surveyed, we would have discovered a strange undercurrent. Few, some historians ...

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